Monday, April 16, 2012

Lost Gem: "Roll Over Lay Down" - Status Quo (1973)



"Roll over lay down
and let me in."

--> Status Quo <--

Boogie rock-n-roll at its finest. Status Quo absolutely sets fire to your feet with their crankin' fun-time rollers.

These guys wail and jam with abandon and must have been something to behold "live". (Anyone care to share!?)

The album cover of this 1973 release..."Hello"...might have unintentionally been partial inspiration for another rather "infamous" Spinal Tap album (many albums issued were unreadable)...but no matter.
The music is catchy, loose and fun as hell. These guys can play. In fact, guitarist Francis Rossi, is one of the lost diamonds in the kingdom of guitar-spankage.

Lost Gem:--> "Roll Over Lay Down"...an awesome rocker that burns and churns with a great middle. One of the greatest boogie rock songs ever.

Have you heard this gem?


When I got home that night early one morning
Seeing the note written in ink pinned to the door
Drinking the drink cold from the fridge on the table
I drank a toast you were the most the night before.

Roll over lay down and let me in
Roll over it's a long way where I've been
Roll over lay down and let me in
Roll over lay down.

When I get home tomorrow night after this morning
Show me the care you showed in the note the night before
Maybe I won't take a drink from the table
Reckon I'll lay me straight down on the floor.

When I get home tomorrow night after this morning
Show me the day, show me the note the night before
Maybe I won't take a drink from the table
Reckon I'll lay me straight down on the floor.

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Casey Chambers
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2 comments:

Alex said...

Wow... I never thought of this band as more than the song "Pictures of Matchstick Men." Very cool stuff.

Casey said...

Yea..."...Matchstick" had more of a Austin Power Man of Mystery vibe.

In fact, I had heard the song several times on oldies radio before learning it was a song from Status Quo.

And by then, we're talking early 80's!
And even now..."Matchstick" seems to be the song they're most identified with.

Status Quo is virtually non-existent on Classic Radio stations. (in the Midwest anyway. A shame.